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MSI GS60 6QE-002US

Specifications

MSI GS60 6QE-002US
MSI GS60 6QE-002US (GS60 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3 GB VRAM, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 5010 MHz, 353.74, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-2132 SDRAM, 1066.1 MHz, PC4-17000
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, IPS, LG Philips, Model: LGD040E, Name: 156WF4, P/N: 890N5, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SM951 MZHPV128 m.2 PCI-e, 128 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm earphones, 2.5 mm microphone, Card Reader: SD reader
Networking
Qualcomm/Atheros e2400 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.05 x 390 x 266 ( = 0.79 x 15.35 x 10.47 in)
Battery
47 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Additional features
Speakers: Dynaudio Stereo, Keyboard: SteelSeries Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Product information, Quick Start Guide, Warranty card, Drivers & Utilities disc, User's manual, Dragon Gaming Center, MSI AfterBurner, SteelSeries Engine, System Control Manager, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.14 kg ( = 75.49 oz / 4.72 pounds), Power Supply: 498 g ( = 17.57 oz / 1.1 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 95%, features: 75%, display: 86% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI GS60 6QE-002US

84% Xotic PC MSI GS60 6QE 002US Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Ghost in a shell. The portable 15.6-inch GS60 gets Skylake, DDR4, NVMe SSD, and USB 3.1 Super Port for its latest refresh. Essentially, pretty much everything but the GTX 970M has been updated. Has gaming performance improved in any way?
70% MSI GS60 Ghost Pro
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
If performance is a top priority, as it should be on a gaming notebook, the GS60 Ghost Pro should be on your short list of 15.6-inch notebooks. Its latest-gen Core i7-6700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics handily power through today’s games at top settings. If, furthermore, having a sleek design, stylish accents, a beautiful IPS display, and strong build quality are important, it should rank even higher.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% MSI GS60 Ghost Pro review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
Despite its glaring battery life flaw, the MSI GS60 is one incredibly well put together device. It's still one of the thinnest and most powerful gaming laptops in the world. While there's a higher-end model with a 4K screen, I strongly suggest sticking with the 1080p configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


81.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2015-11- 5 (Update: 2015-11- 5)